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No Doubt: Rock Steady Live
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 82 (Mar 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

No Doubt: Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, Stephen Bradley & Gabrial McNair

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Bonus songs include "Total Hate," "Different People," "Trapped In A Box," and "Excuse Me Mr." There are 88-minutes worth of extra features that include interview footage with the bandmembers, clips of Gwen Stefani as she preps and performs her guest appearance as a Pussycat Doll, the band clowning around, backstage antics, and footage of the band receiving keys to the city of Anaheim (a city famous for Disneyland, the Angels, and No Doubt).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Interscope Records
(Catalog Number): B0001759-09
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 11/25/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Sophie Muller
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A real love survives a Rock Steady vibe. No Doubt gets the crowded Long Beach Arena feelin

DVD Picture:
The DVD exhibits a non-anamorphic concert performance (framed in a barely-widescreen 1.55:1 ratio) that offers generally satisfying picture for fans of No Doubt. Those close-up shots of Gwen Stefani can sometimes appear nicely detailed. Depending on the camera angle, some scenes are very blurry and undefined. Colors are nicely balanced, with bright stage lighting, satisfying saturation, and deep blacks. There are occasional aliasing problems and shimmering details. Edge enhancement is not a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

The audio mix, in both Dolby